Does maternal warmth moderate the effects of birth weight on twins' attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and low IQ?

@article{Tully2004DoesMW,
  title={Does maternal warmth moderate the effects of birth weight on twins' attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and low IQ?},
  author={Lucy A. Tully and Louise Arseneault and Avshalom Caspi and Terrie E Moffitt and Julia E Morgan},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={218-26}
}
The moderating effect of maternal warmth on the association between low birth weight and children's attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and low IQ was studied in 2,232 twins. Half of 5-year-old children had low birth weights, below 2,500 g. Maternal warmth, a component of expressed emotion, was coded from mothers' audiotaped descriptions of each child. Both parents and teachers rated children's ADHD symptoms, and the children were administered an IQ test. Results showed a… CONTINUE READING